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A phobia is an irrational fear, a kind of anxiety disorder in which the sufferer has a relentless dread of a situation, living creature, place or thing.

If the phobia is of something the phobic person very rarely comes into contact with, such as snakes, their daily lives will not be affected. However, some complex phobias are impossible to avoid, such as agoraphobia (fear of leaving home or public places) or social phobia (fear of being among groups of people). And there are other phobias you may have heard of: arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and xenophobia (fear of strangers). Some phobias can be very grave and devastating; some are less serious however more daft.

 Selfiephobia: fear of taking a photograph of oneself.

There is something disheartening on the subject of bearing in mind pictures of how you really give the impression of being. And there are erstwhile reasons that socially-equipped individuals might not think it’s smart to relentlessly roll their smartphone cameras facing themselves. In an essay subtitled “Fear and Selfie-Loathing in LA,” a college graduate Elizabeth Clausen points out that she is reluctant to post self-portraits on Facebook and Twitter because “images of my face and body do not define me or constitute my identity, and to remind my friends that they are more than just pretty faces.”

As being like crazy smart people are smarter enough to use their smartphones for capturing their self-portraits, (I am probably one of them). However, in the case of Selfiephobia which is the fear of taking a picture of oneself.  I have not been lucky enough to ever meet anyone with this phobia.  It’s generally the other way roughly.  I have witnessed folks take selfie after selfie after selfie and then set for an immediate social media post. At first, it was a misconception about the Selfiephobic individuals that they are keen to click and click of their photographs; well, that situation can be called Selfieobsessed.

Those with Selfiephobia are the contradictory though.  They cannot get to their feet to take photographs of themselves; perhaps the reason can be narrated as they do not fancy glimpsing what they seem to be like in the pictures.  They have a visualisation of what they ought to look like and when they check on the pictures they captured it’s totally like chalk and cheese and they’re not too obsessive on it.

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